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ERIC Number: ED370875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies Classroom Activities for Secondary Schools. Schools in an Aging Society.
Goranson, Donald G., Ed.
Designed for secondary students, the 20 lessons in this volume promote education for, with, and about older adults and prepare students to participate in the changing world. Lessons 1-3 explore attitudes about aging through word association, confront the aging process, and examine values regarding time. Lessons 4-6 study aging in different times through a look at aging in ancient Greece, the changing attitudes of aging in the United States, and older workers from 1850 through 1930. Lessons 7-9 use Connecticut, the United States, and the world to view changes in aging populations. Lessons 10-12 present aging across cultures through a cultural perspective on personal relationships, multicultural awareness of ethnic minority aging, and the elder migration and living situations. Lessons 13-17 examine the politics of aging with activities to compare Japan and the United States, to study Claude Pepper's first bill, to simulate the young versus the old in a town budget meeting, and to look at aging, public policy, and the news. Lessons 18-20 describe the economics of aging with topics about selling to the ages, the cost of living, and social security questions and answers. All of the lessons provide introduction information, objectives, key terms, materials, procedures, and extension activities. Handouts necessary for a lesson follow the lesson description. The epilogue, "Why Teach about Aging?" (Fran Pratt), proposes that children learn at the earliest possible age to develop a healthy and realistic view of aging. (CK)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging Education, Ancient History, Attitude Change, Cultural Differences, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Political Influences, Population Trends, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Stereotypes, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Japan; Population Aging